Nama Dwaar newsletter – February 2016

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Nama – For Earthly Fulfillment and Beyond

divyanamam

These are tough times in this Kaliyuga when we are unable to follow any niyamas (rules) to obtain devotion as the very sustenance of everyday lives has become very stressful.

Sri Swamiji and numerous other saints, who care for all of us as a mother for her children, have been very lucid about this and with extreme compassion they plead with us to chant the Mahamantra for both the trivial earthly fulfillment and beyond life, to be in His abode.

Click here to read how The names of the Lord can fulfill our earthly needs and beyond.


Cherished Memoirs 33

Solace amid the Floods!

Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji as well as certain divine experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are translations from the series “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine in India.

During the recent floods in Chennai, a devotee from Tanjore was trying to contact his daughter but was unable to do and was growing agitated and restless. Read the full article to learn how Sri Swamiji offered him comfort and peace of mind during the stressful period.

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“Mahamantra As I See It” – Book Review

MMAISI Cover Page with Title PDF book

Aravind Thathachari, Dallas TX has reviewed Mahamantra As I See It, GOD USA’s recently released book written by Sriram R of Houston TX. Excerpt from the review: “…… a joyful venture into the mind of the author and the transformation it underwent over the years by the grace of his Master. …..”

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Madhura Geetam – Prayer Series: 7

Oh Lord! Kindly bestow me with mental strength

PrayerIn this series, we present, each month, a prayer kirtan composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These kirtans underline the importance of prayers and beautifully show us how we should pray.

With a wavering mind, it is extremely difficult to make progress in spiritual life. So how can one develop mental strength that enables him to be firm and resolute in his spiritual discipline?

This month we present “Manobalam enakku arulvai”, in Atana Raga, in which Sri Swamiji prays to the Lord for inner strength and clarity of mind.

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KIDS’ CORNER

Young Reader’s Contribution

Sage Shuka

Srimad Bhagavatam was narrated by Sage Shuka to King Parikshith. Last month, a young reader narrated the story of Parikshith. This month, we have another young reader, Prathamesh, from Dallas, TX, who recounts the story of Sage Shuka, an enlightened soul, the son of Veda Vyasa and the narrator of Srimad Bhagavatam.

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Quiz Time – Tirumala

There are 108 Divya Desams – temples/abodes of Lord Narayana that have been sung by the Azhwars. Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateshwara is one such Divyadesam and one of the most popular pilgrim spots in India. Thousands of people throng the temple of Lord Balaji, even today. Take this quiz to learn more about this Divyadesam.

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News of the month (Jan-Feb 2016)

Spirit of Margazhi, Minneapolis MN

** Minneapolis GOD Chapter has transformed the suburbs of Twin Cities into streets of Mylapore during the Marghazi season this year for five weeks starting December 20th, 2015 to January 17th, 2016 with Kolams, Classical music, dance, rendering of Thiruppavais, Ashtapadis, Harikatha, Kirtans, and Bhajans. Click here for the detailed report

Universal message of Mahamantra in International festival, Houston TX

** Houston Gopa Kuteeram children performed the Mahamantra Song (Kaliyaiyum bali kollum song) in 16 world languages at an International Festival at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School in Pearland, TX, USA on January 21st, 2016. Click here for the detailed report

Youth Performance at Senior Center, Dallas TX

**The Youth wing of Dallas Love to Share Foundation Chapter, conducts a musical performance at a Senior center   once every month. This month the performance was on January 24th. Click here for the detailed report

Akhanda Namasankirtan in Bay Area CA

** By the immense grace of Sri Swamiji, the bi-monthly Akhanda Nama Sankirtan satsangs in Bay Area are going in full swing. Click here for the detailed report

Bhagavata Saptaham at Redding CA

** A Bhagavata Saptaha Mahayagna was organized by Smt. Nithyaji – Sri Sriramji at their residence in Redding, CA from Feb 10th to Feb 16th, 2016. Click here for the detailed report


UPCOMING EVENTS

SRI POORNIMA JI’S VISIT TO USA

Sri Poornima ji

Sri Poornima ji, a senior disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, will be touring the US between March and June 2016. She will conduct spiritual discourses, satsangs, utsavs and more in various cities across the USA.

Please stay tuned to godivinity.org for details on each of her programs.

Namadwaar Houston, TX :- Srimad Ramayana Navaham by Sri Poornima ji. Mar 12th – 20th. Call 281-402-6585 for more information.

Namadwaar Houston, TX:- 6th Anniversary Celebrations. Mar 25th to Mar 27th. 

Namadwaar Houston, TX :- 48 – Day Prayer Nama Chanting at different homes. Feb 4th to Mar 22nd. Click here for details and to sign up. Call 281-402-6585 for more information.

Atlanta, GA :- Srimad Ramayana Navaham by Sri Poornima ji at Sri Hanuman Mandir, Alpharetta GA. Apr 7th – 15th. 

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